Skiing in Canaan Valley began in the early 1950’s prompted by a record zero inches of snow in DC during the winter of 1949/50.

As the story goes, a friend of a Washington Ski Club member, a pilot, reported seeing snow-covered areas in West Virginia, within driving distance of DC. To check this out, a pair of club members headed west in February, 1951 in search of the coveted white stuff. They found a natural bowl on a north facing slope of Cabin Mountain in the south end of Canaan Valley and had to spend two days “testing it”.

This bowl, with drifts sometimes over 12 feet, became known as Driftland.

Soon after, the first organized skiing with rope tows was initiated by the Washington Ski School and southeastern skiing was born.

Driftland Ski & Sport brings new blood to the skiing community with a fully equipped ski and snowboard rental shop, right in the heart of Davis.

Canaan Valley’s own Ian Beckner is excited to bring his vision of a local ski shop to town this winter, with doors opening November 24 the 2017/18 ski season!

Ian Beckner Driftland SKi and Sport Davis West Virginia


Driftland Ski and Sport has the areas lowest price on Rossignol ski and board rentals. With the full line from beginner to expert, we’ll see that you have the right fit and tuning whatever your skill level. Want to try a Rossignol high-performance ski? We have demos available of the Experience 80 All-Mountain through the Sin 7 Powder Rocker.

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Our expert service personnel will repair, tune, wax or install new bindings on your existing equipment. Bring your ski or snowboard to the area’s finest tuning shop!


Driftland offers a wide range of outdoor equipment and clothing. Shells, pants and gloves from Flylow Gear (born in the Rockies), goggles by Electric and Spy Optic and socks from Point6. Dry, toasty feet. Warm bodies. Long days on the slopes come powder, fog or sun. That's what we're about!

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556 William Ave
Davis, WV 26260

[Next to the Davis Fire Hall]




Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-11pm
Saturday: 7:30am-10pm
Sunday: 7:30am-8pm

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